How to Solve Apple Music Not Working on Android

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jun. 8, 2020 4:30 PM

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With a subscription to Apple Music, you can access millions of songs, curated radio and playlists, and music recommendations, all in the Apple Music app. You can also access your music across other devices, as long as you're signed in to Apple Music with the same Apple ID, and download music to listen to offline.

However, since the Apple Music for Android was release, it has received lots of different reviews from the Android users. Some Android users give a low rating for Apple Music because of Apple Music not working on Android or Apple Music stopped working on Android. Here we'll talk about how to fix Apple Music not working well on Android issue.

Part 1. How to Use Apple Music with Android Devices
Part 2. Solutions to Apple Music Not Working on Android
Part 3. Workaround to Stream Apple Music to Any Device

Part 1. How to Listen to Apple Music on Android Devices

Subscribing to Apple Music, you can choose artists that you like and start enjoying the collection of music on the planet on your Android device. Before joining Apple Music, you would make some preparation in advance.

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Before joining Apple Music:

1. You need an Android phone or tablet with Android 5.0 or later, or a Chromebook that supports Android apps.
2. Get the Apple Music app from Google Play or Apple's official website.
3. Have your Apple ID and password ready.

How to use the Apple Music app:

1. 1.Open the Apple Music app.
2. If you see an offer for a trial, tap Sign In in the upper-right corner. Or tap the menu button, then tap Sign In.
3. Enter your Apple ID and password that you use with Apple Music.
4. Then you can go to browse all the tracks on Apple Music and find your favorite tracks to play.

Part 2. Ways to Solve Apple Music Not Working on Android

Although Apple Music is compatible with both iOS and Android device, there exists some problems like Apple Music not loading on Android or Apple Music not opening on Android, which influences the experience with Apple Music on Android device. The most reported issue is Apple Music not working well on Android. Let's started with the following steps to solve it.

Solution 1. Connect to the network

You could check the connection of your Internet network on your Android phone first. If you are not able to listen to music from Apple Music in the Wi-Fi mode, you can switch your network from Wi-Fi to Cellular data on your Android phone. You also need to turn on the permission of allowing Apple Music work using Cellular data.

Solution 2. Update Apple Music

Newer versions carry various bug fixes and performance improvements that may likely fix persistent issues. You can go to check whether Apple Music on your Android phone has been updated to the latest version. If you don't have automatic updates turned off for your device, consider updating Apple Music to the latest version manually.

Solution 3. Clear Apple Music cache

If Apple Music is not behaving as expected on your Android device, you can clear out the app cache to resolve the issue and make the app work again. You can open the Setting app on your Android phone and tap Apps & notification, then tap Apps. Then find Apple Music, tap Storage and then tap Clear Cache t delete the Apple Music cache.

Solution 4. Reinstall Apple Music

To uninstall and reinstall Apple Music is also a method to solve the problem. You can try to log out of Apple Music with your Apple ID, and then remove and install Apple Music on your Android device again. Before reinstalling Apple Music on your Android device, you need to completely delete the cache of Apple Music on your Android device.

Solution 5. Upgrade Android system

Make sure your Android phone, including Huawei, Samsung, or LG Android phone is running Android 5.0 or above. Those old Android phones running Android 5.0 or lower are not compatible with Apple Music for Android device. Go to check the version of your Android device and then try to upgrade the Android system of your Android device.

Part 3. Bonus Tip: How to Convert Apple Music to MP3

You can access millions of songs and download your favorite tracks from Apple Music for listening offline, when you are subscribing to Apple Music. However, once stopping the subscription of Apple Music, you will find that you cannot listen to songs from Apple Music including those downloaded Apple Music songs.

This is because that all music tracks downloaded from Apple Music are streaming content protected by the digital rights management. You can only keep them during the subscription of Apple Music. If you want to keep them forever or listen to them anywhere, you may need to convert them to DRM-free audio formats using Apple Music Converter.

When it comes to Apple Music Converter, we do recommend ViWizard DRM Audio Converter to you. It is a professional and powerful audio converter which can extract songs from Apple Music and iTunes and convert Audible and iTunes audiobooks to several plain audio formats. Besides, it can tackle the conversion of lots of common audio files.

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Key Features of ViWizard Apple Music Converter

  • Remove DRM protection from Apple Music and iTunes M4P songs
  • Convert Audible and iTunes audiobooks to DRM-free audio format
  • Save all kinds of common audio files to other lossless audio formats
  • Customize and personalize the audio files according to your demand
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Step 1Add Apple Music to ViWizard main home

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Open ViWizard software on your computer after you have ViWizard software installed on your computer. You will see three buttons like "", "", and "" at the top menu bar of ViWizard and click the "" button to add music downloaded from Apple Music to the conversion list of ViWizard. Or you could click the "" button to browse Apple Music tracks on ViWizard, then add them to ViWizard.

Step 2Customize the output audio parameters

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The most important step is to configure the output audio parameters. You can click the Format panel to set the output audio format. There are six audio formats, including MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, FLAC, and WAV, for you to choose from. Besides, you can also adjust the bit rate, sample rate, channel, and codec according to your personal needs.

Step 3Begin to extract MP3 from Apple Music

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When you're ready, you can click the Convert button at the lower right corner and let ViWizard start the conversion of Apple music format immediately. After the conversion, you can navigate to the converted history to browse all the converted Apple music tracks by clicking the "Converted" button at the top menu bar.


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